What Is The Cost Of A Tummy Tuck?

When your abdominal area isn’t as flat as it used to be, maybe due to significant weight fluctuations or pregnancy, finding a way to get your slimmer frame back can be challenging. Often it’s out of your hands, which may make opting for a tummy tuck your best option.

However, before you proceed with surgery, you must know exactly what you’re getting into. Understanding the costs associated with a tummy tuck is essential for making an informed decision about your health and well-being. In this blog post, we discuss the various costs associated with this procedure, from the initial consultation to the recovery period.

We will also explore additional factors that can influence the overall cost of a tummy tuck. By understanding the costs associated with this type of surgery, you’ll be better equipped to choose if this is the right procedure for you.

What’s a Tummy Tuck?

The tummy tuck is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available today, and it’s estimated that approximately 130,000 tummy tuck surgeries are performed each year in the United States alone.

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure used to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area and, in some cases, to repair weakened or separated muscles in the abdominal wall. This procedure can help to create a flatter, more toned appearance in the abdominal area.

A reason people might choose to have a tummy tuck is to improve their self-confidence and overall quality of life. People with abdominal skin sagging and excess fat may feel self-conscious about their appearance, and a tummy tuck can help to address these concerns.

What Are the Average Costs for Tummy Tucks in the US?

Tummy tuck pricing varies depending on the surgeon’s location, experience and reputation, and the specifics of the procedure being performed. For example, mini tucks are likely to cost less than a typical tummy tuck, which has to do with costs associated with the amount of time they take.

With that in mind, on average, the cost of a tummy tuck is upwards from $7,000 to $15,000 in the United States. It is important to remember that the price of a tummy tuck is not typically covered by health insurance, as it is considered a cosmetic procedure. All of our skilled surgeons at Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Centers of El Paso offer beautiful results at competitive prices.

Tummy Tuck Pricing at El Paso

Dr. Reynolds, Dr. Jabor and Dr. Aburto are board-certified and experienced surgeons who offer fair pricing for your tummy tuck surgery. Only after your consultation will you be able to have the exact quote, which is dependent on the size of your procedure, which affects time and additional costs for anesthetics and nursing.

  • Typical or full tummy tucks range from $8700 – $10,900.
  • An option for some is a mini tummy tuck, which costs between $6,000 – $8,000.

This isn’t “one price fits all.” Our surgeons fit the surgery to your exact situation and desired results. For instance, most significant weight loss and multiple pregnancy patients will require a full tummy tuck. And the above price list doesn’t include additional services that you may choose to add to heighten your results’ effects.

What’s Included

Learn about our tummy tuck procedures here. Generally, a tummy tuck procedure will include the following steps:

  1. Anesthesia: The patient is given general anesthesia or IV sedation, which will put them to sleep during the surgery.
  2. Incision: The surgeon will make an incision across the lower abdomen, usually near the bikini line. The incision will be designed to be as inconspicuous as possible, but the exact location and length depend on the amount of skin and fat that needs to be removed.
  3. Excision: The surgeon will use the incision to remove excess skin, fat and tissue from the abdominal area. In some cases, the surgeon may also need to repair separated abdominal muscles, which can be done by suturing them back together.
  4. Drainage: To remove excess fluids and blood that may accumulate during surgery, small tubes may be inserted into the surgical area and will be removed after a couple of days.
  5. Closing the incision: After the excision and repair are completed, the surgeon will close the incision with sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape.
  6. Recovery: After the surgery, the patient will typically remain in the hospital for a day or two before returning home. The recovery process can take several weeks, and patients will need to take it easy and avoid strenuous activity during this time.

While a tummy tuck can help improve the shape of your stomach due to excess skin, it will not address weight issues. Having realistic expectations and being in good health before deciding to have surgery is important. You can discuss this at your consultation with our doctors at Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Centers of El Paso.

Optional Add-ons

In some cases, other added procedures may deepen your slimming effect. Check with your surgeon to see if this may be performed simultaneously with your tummy tuck or to map out your plan.

For example, liposuction may be performed with a tummy tuck to further contour the abdominal area by removing unwanted fat. This can be performed on the stomach, hips, back and thighs.

Procedures that you may choose in conjunction with a tummy tuck include:

  • Lipo: surgery that removes excess fat and tissue from the stomach, sides, back, arms and legs
  • Contour: noninvasive techniques to create a more toned and defined ab area
  • Total body lift: to remove sagging skin and fat from multiple areas, such as the arms, thighs, and buttocks
  • Breast lift: surgery to lift and reshape sagging breasts
  • Breast reduction: surgery to remove excess skin and fat from breasts and make them smaller

Insurance and Financing Options

Most insurances don’t cover tummy tuck surgery since it’s considered an elective and cosmetic procedure. But CareCredit® and Prosper are options for financing your healthcare services, and Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Centers of El Paso accepts both! Please visit the company websites to learn more.

Contact Us For Your Tummy Tuck Consultation in the El Paso Area

A slimmer silhouette is within reach with the personal care of our surgeons at the Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center of El Paso. After closely listening to your concerns and performing a complete exam, our board-certified plastic surgeons will carefully craft a course of treatment to get you the ideal look of your dreams.

Call us now at 915-855-7800 for the East El Paso practice or 915-543-5600 for our West El Paso office to schedule your in-person consultation and learn more about having your tummy tuck. We look forward to seeing you in our offices soon!

CareCredit® and Prosper are both options for financing your healthcare services. El Paso Plastic Surgery accepts both! Please visit the company websites to learn more.

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